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COOK WITH YOUR VALENTINE – “A Night in Paris” with Tom Whitehead

February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Treat your Valentine to a date night at the Charlottesville Cooking School and bring the romance of Paris into your kitchen. The beauty of learning classic French cooking is that the skills you'll learn can be used to prepare countless other delicious meals. In this class you will make an appetizer, steam fish and vegetables, a beurre blanc sauce, a rice pilaf, and a Chocolate Soufflé. Beggars' Purse (bite sized Crêpe Bundles with a savory filling)  Salmon fillet wrapped in Salmon Mousse and Cabbage…

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VALENTINES DAY DINNER with Soledad Liendo

February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

SOLD OUT! Looking for an original date idea with your date on Valentine's day? Take your Valentine to our Date Night where you will have a wonderful time cooking up a lovely meal together. You will make and consume the following menu: Crispy Shrimp with Walnuts and Poppy Seeds Pancetta wrapped Filet Mignon with a Red Wine reduction Sauce Scalloped potatoes Spinach and mushroom salad White chocolate mousse with passion fruit Wine available for sale.  

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FLAVORS OF SOUTH EAST ASIA with Ashley Brooks

February 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Explore the unique ingredients, simple techniques and recipes of South East Asia. This class is taught by Ashley Brooks. Ashley is a graduate of the Cook Street School of Culinary Arts in Denver Colorado as well as the Chiang Mia Thai Cookery School in Thailand. You will make your own curries with mortar and pestle and learn how to use the curry in various dishes. Vietnamese Summer Rolls Chicken Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce Satay Gai, Nam Jim Satay Red Curry…

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AN ELEGANT INTIMATE DINNER with Tom Whitehead

February 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Dinner for four, six, or eight? Wow your guests with a gorgeous meal that you can effortlessly serve without spending all your time in the kitchen. Learn new ways to prepare these classic menu items which will undoubtedly please your guests. Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with mushrooms, garlic, panko and rosemary Haricots Verts with Toasted Almonds Scalloped Potatoes Vanilla Soufflé with Grand Marinier TO REGISTER CLICK HERE

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INDIAN HOME COOKING with Sudha Khare

February 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This class is taught by Sudha Khare. Sudha was born and raised in the north Indian state of Rajisthan and moved to Charlottesville after she was married. With her sister-in-law she owned "Th e Taj - Indian Cuisine" restaurant in the mid 1980's. Sudha will teach you how to identify all the ingredients that are essential to North Indian meals. You learn about the many varieties of dal (lentils) and how to prepare them, how to identify the different spices in…

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Culture and Cuisine – Indonesian Rijsttafel with Tom Whitehead

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In this partial demo, partial participation class you will learn about the history of the Indonesian Rijsttafel (which translates into rice table), a festive elaborate Indonesian meal adapted by the Dutch. Each diner will be given a plate of rice and the table will be set with several different Indonesian style dishes, vegetable, chicken, pork and egg. Students will skewer and grill thin slices of of meat for Satay and enjoy a variety of Sambals and Krupuk (shrimp puffs) . You…

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FLAVORS OF THAILAND (GREEN CURRY) with Ashley Brooks

March 3 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Explore the unique ingredients, simple techniques and recipes of Thailand. You will learn to make authentic versions of Thailand's most popular dishes. This class is taught by Ashley Brooks. Ashley is a graduate of the Cook Street School of Culinary Arts in Denver Colorado as well as the Chiang Mia Thai Cookery School in Thailand. You will make your own green curry with mortar and pestle and learn how to use the curry in various dishes. Thai Hot and Sour…

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BEAUTIFUL CAKES FROM SCRATCH – Weekend Workshop with Rachel Willis. BAKE AND TAKE CLASS

March 5 @ 10:00 am - March 6 @ 2:00 pm

Each participant will take home one complete cake. Rachel Willis is a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute and has been cooking professionally for over 20 years. Rachel owns "Cakes by Rachel" and bakes wedding and other cakes for special occasions. On day 1 Rachel will teach you how to make perfect classic cake layers, frostings and fillings. On day 2 you will learn how to fill and frost your cake and a variety of piping techniques for decorating.…

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CLASSIC AMERICAN STEAKHOUSE with Tom Whitehead

March 5 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

In this class you will learn the techniques for cooking shrimp and steaks to perfection so they are tender and not tough. You will learn to make a classic cream sauce and use it to make creamed spinach. You will also learn which potatoes to use for baking and mashing to create delicious twice baked potatoes and how to make a meringue topping, pie crust and lemon filling. Shrimp Cocktail Seared Ribeye Steak Twice Baked Potatoes Creamed Spinach Lemon Meringue TO…

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FLAVORS OF THAILAND (YELLOW CURRY) with Ashley Brooks

March 10 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Explore the unique ingredients, simple techniques and recipes of Thailand. You will learn to make authentic versions of Thailand's most popular dishes. This class is taught by Ashley Brooks. Ashley is a graduate of the Cook Street School of Culinary Arts in Denver Colorado as well as the Chiang Mia Thai Cookery School in Thailand. Ashley you will teach you how to make your own yellow curry with mortar and pestle and learn how to use the curry in various…

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THE INCREDIBLE EGG CLASS with Tom Whitehead

March 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Eggs are back! Join Tom to learn the basic theory and techniques of egg cookery. Techniques covered will be Omelets, Perfect Poached Eggs, Eggs cooked in the Shell, and Soufflés. Eggs Benedict Deviled Eggs Omelette Fritatta Cheese Soufflé Chocolate Soufflé TO REGISTER CLICK HERE

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EVERY DAY COOKING SKILLS SERIES with Martha Stafford

March 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until March 29, 2016

Lesson 1 Tuesday March 15 at 5:30PM (duration 3,5 hours) In this class we will cover the importance of buying seasonal local vegetables, knife skills (slicing, dicing, julienning, chopping, mincing), stocking the pantry, taste and identify spices, how to make vegetable stock, and a dinner with local Spring ingredients. Lesson 2 Tuesday March 22 at 5:30PM (duration 3,5 hours) Lesson 2 will be sautéing and pan sauces, blanching and refreshing vegetables, macerating fruits, identifying fresh herbs and their food combinations and cooking rice.   Lesson 3 Tuesday March 29 at…

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Virginia Festival of the Book

March 17 @ 2:00 pm

We are pleased to host the following event for Virginia Festival of The Book. The following writers will have a cooking demo featuring recipes from their cookbooks: 2pm - Cheesecake demo with Melanie Underwood at Charlottesville Cooking School 3pm - Southern cooking demo with Nicole Taylor at Charlottesville Cooking School 4pm - Greens cooking demo with Edward Davis at Charlottesville Cooking School

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REAL FOOD FAST – Quick Easy Healthy Food! with Melanie Underwood

March 20 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Let busy chef, cookbook author and cooking instructor Melanie Underwood show you how she handles week night cooking for her family.  In this class she will teach you techniques for getting a real dinner on the table every night of the week. Chickpea, Spinach and Garlic Soup Warm String Bean and Tomato Salad with a Balsamic Glaze Herb Crusted Cod Chocolate Pudding TO REGISTER CLICK  HERE  

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ONE POT COOKING RECIPES with Melanie Underwood

March 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Come join New York based chef , cookbook author and cooking instructor Melanie Underwood for this delicious comforting class. Learn the techniques of preparing these crowd pleasing dishes that only use one pot. Spicy Ground Turkey Chili with Quinoa and Black Beans Chicken with Asparagus One pot Spaghetti with a creamy tomato sauce Skillet Apple Pie TO REGISTER CLICK  HERE  

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SOUTHERN COMFORT FOODS with Melanie Underwood

March 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

New York based chef, cookbook author and cooking instructor  Melanie Underwood is a Virginia native. In this class she will share her family secrets for southern favorites. Chicken and Dumplings Hush Puppies Cheddar Cheese Grits Peas with Bacon TO REGISTER CLICK  HERE  

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MAKING ARTISAN CHEESE CAKE with Melanie Underwood (BAKE AND TAKE CLASS)

March 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

YOU WILL TAKE HOME 2 CHEESE CAKES !!! Cookbook writer of “Making Artisan Cheesecake” and ICE culinary teacher, Melanie Underwood, will teach you how to make 2 types of cheese cakes. You will go home with a non bake cheese cake as well as a traditional cheese cake. You may choose out of making the following two cheese cakes: Lemon cheesecake Raspberry cheesecake No bake strawberry cheesecake No bake pineapples cheesecake Chef Melanie Underwood developed her enthusiasm for fresh and organic…

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Classes are non-refundable. If you cannot attend a class for which you have registered, you must call at least 48 hours prior to the class in order to receive a class credit. 24 hour cancellations or no-shows will be billed in full.This applies to gift certificates as well. You may send someone in your place if you cannot make it to class.

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The Charlottesville Cooking School offers gift cards, the perfect gift for the food lover in your life. Give them a gift that is both fun and practical — cooking lessons!


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